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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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On Monday, November 2, Governor Brown
appointed Panorea Avdis the Director of GO-Biz
and Will Koch the Chief Deputy Director.

See the complete announcement here.


House of Representatives Votes to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank
CalChamber, October 28, 2015

Congress Coming to Its Senses on Export-Import Bank; Time to Finish the Job
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, October 28, 2015

Write a Letter - California Senate


CalChamber Companies in the News

General Electric in Middle East digital push
Gulf News, November 2, 2015

Southwest Airlines’ Newest Jamaica Flights
Caribbean Journal, October 31, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

WTO members agree process and structure for Nairobi Ministerial Declaration

WTO reports leveling of new G20 trade restrictions, but stockpile grows

WTO publishes its annual suite of trade and tariff data

DG Azevêdo: More flexibility needed to achieve outcomes in Nairobi

From the White House

Message to the Congress -- Notification to the Congress on AGOA Program Change

Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany

Powerful Connections: Introducing U.S. Businesses to Unprecedented Opportunities in Japan’s Electricity Market
**ITA Blog

Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Need for Deeper Economic Reforms to Expand U.S.-Ukraine Business Ties

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at the AmCham Germany Annual Transatlantic Business Conference in Frankfurt

India Smart Cities Roundtable: Unlocking Opportunities for U.S. Companies

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of meeting between Ambassador Michael Froman and Georgian Vice Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili

United States and India Joint Statement on the Trade Policy Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman to the Atlantic Council

Trade Agreements

Trans-Pacific Partnership: the case for trade
The Guardian, October 30, 2015

TPP beneficial for Philippine economic progress
Philstar, October 28, 2015


Wyden Statement on Increased Congressional Staff Access to Trade Documents
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, October 29, 2015


Port of San Diego wins $10-million federal grant
Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2015

Governor Brown to Speak at Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco on Monday
Governor's Office, October 30, 2015

More truckers join in strike at ports of LA, Long Beach
Los Angeles Daily News, October 29, 2015

More International Articles

U.S. Adds U.K. to Select Nations Granted Fast-Track Entry
Bloomberg, November 3, 2015

China's Xi says annual growth of about 7 percent possible over next five years
Reuters, November 3, 2015

American businesses flood Cuban trade fair
USA Today, November 2, 2015

American Consumers Feel Great. Europeans, Not So Much
Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2015

Ethiopia eager to sign trade agreements with Egypt
Daily News, November 1, 2015

China, Japan and South Korea Pledge to Expand Trade at Joint Meeting
New York Times, November 1, 2015

IMF Pushes Europe for Formal Restructuring Accord on Greek Debt
Bloomberg, November 1, 2015

Talks underway for EU-NZ free trade pact
Radio New Zealand, October 30, 2015

Ratification of Vietnam-EU free trade pact to take two years: ambassador
Tuoitre News, October 30, 2015

How U.S.-China skirmish in South China Sea could affect trade
Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2015

Cash Boost Sought From Egypt's Suez Canal Proves Elusive
New York Times, October 27, 2015



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